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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated  January 15  2018
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Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.207 billion (1207 million)
Mobiles    1183 million 
Landlines: 24 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   327 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  307 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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